Thursday, June 14, 2012

Proofread, Please

Wednesday I covered a photo class. (They still teach it, and the students still use black and white film.) I would really like to discuss something with the teacher, but even if I did get the chance, I don't think I'd actually bring this up. It's kind of, um, silly.

In the lesson plan, it stated: "When they have 15 minutes of class time reaming..."

I know he meant "remaining". I know it's just a typo. But I've subbed for him a few times, and he still hasn't fixed it.

A lot of teachers do this. They use the same basic lesson plans every time they have a sub. They change out specifics like the date and the specific assignment, but things like discipline and the schedule remain the same. No big deal, except when they have a glaring mistake.

Sometimes it's a misspelling. A couple teachers have "role" when they mean "roll". But they don't read through it, and so I'm the only one who sees the mistake.

I kind of want to take a red pen and put editing marks on these things. I know it would be in poor taste, so I don't. Oh, but I'm itching to.

5 comments:

  1. Spelling and keeping track of errors gets harder to do as I get older. I used to be spot on with them, but I catch myself making more and more mistakes with age.

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  2. I'd want to do the same thing.

    I was at my niece's dance recital last weekend and there was a bake sale going on in the lobby with a big sign saying "Snack's" instead of "Snacks." I found it to be very distracting.

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  3. Just last Saturday my aunt showed me my cousin's school ID, where school is spelled "schoool". All these people are teaching kids. Kind of explains a few things.

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    1. hahahhaa, that made me laugh... in a "cringing" sort of way.

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  4. That would drive me nuts. These people are meant to be setting an example for their students... argh.

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